Anyone around here a synopsis wiz? I need to hand in a one-page synopsis of my novel for this thing I'm applying for. I've got something down, but it feels boring, lackluster. How do I liven it up? My story's not boring. So, why is my synopsis? Has anyone ever taken a creative approach when writing a synopsis? Like maybe played with POV, tense or even form? What if I write it present tense in first person? This isn't how the novel is written, but I think something like this could be more of a sampling of how I write and the tone of the story. I feel like I could pick just about any character and write this. It would be how they introduce the story and give an overview. I know that would come with some bias, but whoever was reading it would obviously know that as well. I'm honestly not sure if this sort of thing is a good idea or not. It might seem too gimmicky. These are serious things I am applying for. Or is it best just to stick to the way it's pretty much always done? I don't want to seem like I don't know what I'm doing. But if saying with the standard format and approach of a synopsis, how do you get it to sound more exciting? What am I doing wrong? Has anyone else wrote an exciting novel only to realize when it's summed up on one page, it's really not all that exciting (at least when summed up in one page)?